Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
- He can put his pacifier in his mouth, let go of it, and it will stay in his mouth!
- He can roll both ways, although he'd much rather just lay on his back for a while.
- He takes a bath in a big boy bath seat now.
- He likes to have something in his mouth at all times, whether it's a pacifier, his fingers or thumb, or a toy.
- He's not sleeping great at night anymore. We think it has something to do with him itching because of the eczema.
- He can scoot forward on his belly when he's on the bed (not on the floor). He almost took a nosedive last week!
- He does not like cool water such as the sprinkler or the pool at Carowinds. He was not happy that I stuck his toes in that water!
He started this trick in the infant bath tub so we decided it was time to switch to the big boy seat! Here's the cutie in his new bath seat!
He's getting to love his exersaucer. He can spin around and play with the toys (with the help of big sister, of course.)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Caleb went to see the allergist on Wednesday. They did an allergy test on him and found that he is allergic to milk and eggs. He didn't have a huge reaction, but it was enough that we need to keep milk and eggs out of my diet. The allergist said we could really benefit from a visit to the dermatologist to get the eczema under control. Thankfully, we were able to fit in an appointment last Thursday with the dermatologist. That appointment went well also. We were given three more prescriptions and we received a lot of helpful information as far as what creams to put on him and when, and how to keep his skin moisturized. It was recommended that we switch laundry detergent to All Free and Clear, because even Dreft has fragrance in it that can irritate eczema. So, we now have Caleb's rash mostly under control, but we definitely have to keep up on it.
Now, in potty training news, Laura Anne is doing really, really well. Last Wednesday when we had her dentist appointment and Caleb's appointment, she insisted on not wearing a diaper. So being the brave, if crazy, woman that I am I went with it. She stayed dry all day! She used the potty wherever we went and didn't have any accidents! I'm so proud of her. We are not done, yet though. We had some days since then that we weren't so lucky, but she is learning and I think we are well on our way to having only one child in diapers!
And that, my friends, concludes this post!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
My epiphany was this: I need to take charge. I know Laura Anne is smart enough to know what to do. She's known for awhile. So starting today, Monday, she will not be wearing diapers. At least, not during the day. When we first started potty training, I bought Laura Anne some princess undies. So for now, she will be wearing those around the house. Yes, I know I will have a few messes to clean up, but the concept is that she will learn that it's not comfortable to wet yourself, and also she'll learn better to distinguish when she has to go. Also, I spent 5 minutes on the internet this morning searching for potty training charts. I found one that's completely free and it comes with stickers. All I had to do was right click and print! It was as easy as that. Now we have a Hello Kitty potty chart on the bathroom wall. When Laura Anne goes in the potty, she gets to put a sticker on the chart. She loves it and it seems to encourage her enough! Today, she has already added 3 stickers to her chart. She did have one accident, too, but I'm confident that she'll learn fast.
So we're in this for good! At least, now I'm obligated to stick with it since I've written it for all the world to see!!